From the four corners of the diamond

We appreciate that some readers are only interested in news from certain parts of the Isle of Wight. Luckily, we’ve been geographically marking all our stories for many years.

Simply choose one of the five categories; Central; North; East; South or West to find news in your area and don’t forget that if you have something to share, do get in touch.

Friday Action in Ryde

Friday Action in Ryde

This Friday, The Development Suite at Liquid Lounge will be bringing you three great bands for just three quid! There’s a real mixed line up with The Wild Oats (from the Island), Masters of

Thursday, 29th March, 2007 12:28pm

By Sally Perry

Bestival: Beastie Boys Double Whammy

Bestival: Beastie Boys Double Whammy

When we told you about the Beastie Boys playing two sets at Bestival this year, I expect you were wondering what the second one would be. Well, we can now reveal that as well as

Thursday, 29th March, 2007 11:36am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Music on Tap

Music on Tap

John Entwistle and Kyle Abraham are playing The Tap in Sandown on Friday night (the Old Gentlemans Club)! The fun kicks off at 9pm and you’ll just have time to jump into your carriages

Wednesday, 28th March, 2007 6:55pm

By Sally Perry

Building Bridges: Fixed Link To The Island or Not?

Building Bridges: Fixed Link To The Island or Not?

Many thanks to ‘Bertie’, who sent through info regarding some new e-petitions relating to the Island. One is petitioning for a bridge to be built to the Island, and in the interests of democracy,

Wednesday, 28th March, 2007 3:00pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Maeve Mackinnon with Innes Watson

Maeve Mackinnon with Innes Watson

When looking for an image to accompany the previous article, I came across that photo of musicians sitting round a table playing all manner of instruments in an Irish pub – not quite the

Tuesday, 27th March, 2007 12:44pm

By Sally Perry

Bugsy Malone Comes To Medina

Bugsy Malone Comes To Medina

Ah, Bugsy Malone. It conjurs up memories of me raiding my Mum’s wardrobe, desperately searching for the fur wrap or feather boa to recreate the classic song ‘My Name is Tallulah’ in front of

Monday, 26th March, 2007 1:34pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

The Bees Spread Their Tentacles

The Bees Spread Their Tentacles

Continuing to receive great reviews [here’s another], it’s finally time for the public to be able to get their greasy mitts on a copy of The Bees’ third and long awaited album, Octopus. As part

Monday, 26th March, 2007 12:48pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Easter Fun For The Kids

Easter Fun For The Kids

Saturday, 24th March, 2007 6:01pm

By Tess Jessop

Fancy A Night In?

Did you know that you can BORROW DVDs like BORAT, CASINO ROYALE and THE QUEEN from the Library for as little as £1 a

Saturday, 24th March, 2007 5:53pm

By Tess Jessop

Dr Feelgood Head for Ventnor

Dr Feelgood Head for Ventnor

If Rhythm and Blues are your thing …. and it certainly seemed popular last week when Blues Man Eugene’ ‘Hideaway’ Bridges performed at the Ventnor Winter Gardens, you might want to stick 5th May

Friday, 23rd March, 2007 5:12pm

By Sally Perry

This is Asa – Film Fundraising Screening

This is Asa – Film Fundraising Screening

You might remember a piece I wrote last month about Ryde lad, Asa Singleton. Well the film that he was working on is now complete and a fundraising screening has been organised for 20th

Friday, 23rd March, 2007 12:17pm

By Sally Perry

Rolling Stones Join Isle of Wight Festival Lineup

Rolling Stones Join Isle of Wight Festival Lineup

Yes, it’s true – rumours have been abound for a couple of weeks now, with some publications even stating the fact before the official release, but it has now been officially confirmed by the

Friday, 23rd March, 2007 10:14am

By Sally Perry